YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM OF CRIME
In order to define what services victims are entitled in terms of seven rights listed in the Victims Charter, a Minimum Service Standard for Victims of Crime, 2004 was also developed. The Service Standards sets out responsibilities that each government department should provide when victims present themselves at public institutions (courts, police stations and hospitals etc.).
- The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for dignity and privacy.
- The right to offer information.
- The right to receive information.
- The right to protection.
- The right to assistance.
- The right to compensation.
- The right to restitution.
CONVENTIONS & DECLARATIONS
- Draft UN Convention on Justice and Support for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power - 2006
- Victims' Charter - Australia, Victoria - 2006
- Victims' Charter Act - Australia - 2006
- Victims' Charter - Jamaica - 2006
- Victims of Crime Charter - Hong Kong - 2006
- The Basic Act on Crime Victims - Japan - 2005
- Victims of Crime - Canada - 2003
- Victims' Charter - Ireland - 1999
- Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power - 1985
- The UN Declaration on Human Rights - 1948
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